Easy Orange And Carrot Breakfast Muffins

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Enjoy Homemade Breakfast Muffins To Get Your Day Started

Breakfast muffins are a staple in many families because they are easy to eat on the run and inexpensive to make.

If you’re that person who makes a morning stop at Tim Horton’s for a coffee and a muffin, you’ll love this recipe.

Why? Because you don’t need to spend a fortune at fast food outlets, it’s healthier and easy enough for a kid to make.

orange and carrot muffins

Kids Love To Bake

If you have children this orange and carrot breakfast muffins recipe is perfect to get them involved in the kitchen.

Baking homemade breakfast muffins are easy on the wallet and you can freeze them in batches so they are always on hand.

With a few ingredients, you can make a mountain of muffins that just tumble into your mouth at any time of day or night.

Basic Muffin Mix Recipe

Today I’m sharing the basic muffin mix that I always use for making the various muffins that come out of my kitchen.

After I have the basic muffin mix ready all I do is add in delicious ingredients from nuts to fruits and chocolate.

More specifically you can add any of the below ingredients which on skims the surface of what’s available.

  • blueberries
  • raspberries
  • strawberries
  • chocolate chips
  • raisins
  • oats
  • coconut
  • cranberries

You guys all know me well enough that I always mix things up a little and experiment with my homemade recipes.

I also like to bake with what’s in-season products so freshness and taste will always be superior.

There’s no fun in making the same muffins in the kitchen so stirring the pot a bit by trying new ingredients is fun for me.

Carrots and Oranges in Breakfast Muffins

If you are a fan of carrot cake or a carrot muffin I’m pretty sure you’ll like this muffin with a twist today.

This orange and carrot breakfast muffin is great for freezing too and with a microwave, it’s so easy to warm up just a couple up for the kids to have at breakfast time.

Earlier this year if you recall I made and shared my recipe for Carrot & Orange Marmalade which is so simple to make.

If you haven’t made orange marmalade before it yet it’s a must especially now that a lot of oranges on sale in the supermarket this time of year.

Just the other day I got a bag for 50% off on the reduced rack but if you shop around or look for flyer deals you can pick oranges up for a great price.

The orange marmalade taste is tangy and great for this orange and carrot breakfast muffin recipe but any orange marmalade will do.

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Orange & Carrot Breakfast Muffins
Recipe Type: Muffin
Author: Nicola Don
Prep time:
Cook time:
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Serves: 12
If you love muffins then this basic muffin recipe is something you want to tuck away in your recipe box. Once you master the basics the sky is the limit with the different varieties of muffins you can create.
  • 2 1/2 Cups (375g) self-raising (all-purpose) flour
  • 90g butter
  • 1 cup (220g) caster (granulated) sugar
  • 11/4 cups (310ml) buttermilk
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • Grated peel of 1 orange plus 1/2 of juice
  • 1/2 Jar Orange Carrot Marmalade (see recipe link in post)
  1. Grease 12 hole muffin pan.
  2. Sift flour into large bowl and rub in butter
  3. Stir in sugar, orange juice, orange peel, buttermilk and egg. Do not over-mix, batter should be lumpy
  4. Now gently stir in marmalade
  5. Spoon mixture into prepared pans.
  6. Bake in a moderately hot oven at 190oC/375oF for about 20 minutes.

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Now for extra zing, I sometimes put a little sprinkle of lemon-sugar on the top of the orange carrot breakfast muffins.

When the fruit goes on sale that’s a good indication of exactly what type of muffin I am going to make.

This is just another of the go-to muffin recipes that I have on hand all the time for my family.

I hope you enjoy these breakfast muffins as much as we do.

Enjoy Nicky xx

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  1. Hello,

    The recipe says Orange Carrot muffins, but I don’t see the carrots. Am I missing something?


    1. Kathleen the carrots are in the marmalade but there is no harm in adding a shredded carrot in there too!

    1. That could be a typo, thanks for pointing it out. I’ll ask Nicola right away and sort it out. She will respond. Mr.CBB

    1. That’s just it Tushar. If we learned the art of finding time and patience we can create so much good food in the kitchen instead of buying it pre-made. My mother always cooked homemade meals and that’s how I learned to cook. It’s a great skill to get the kids involved with and to pass down family traditions. Cheers mate. Mr.CBB

  2. This looks good Nicola!! Thank you!! I’m going to guess the basic recipe ends with the egg and you can add what ever after that? I will likely go with Mary’s recipe to make the self rising flour as I usually buy the regular all purpose flour in big bags on sale. The current bag is getting low so I will be looking for a good sale to stock up again.
    Hope you are staying warm and having a lovely weekend!!

    1. Thanks Christine. Yes it’s a bit chilly here! Just finished having one of my homemade bagels with cream cheese! Yes basis recipe ends with the egg then add anything you want!

  3. And for those that don’t stock self-raising flour, here’s how you can make your own:

    No buttermilk? Make your own:

    Thanks for the recipe Nicola! I obviously make my baking mix with a gluten free baking mix + baking powder & baking soda and I never have buttermilk in the fridge so I make my own. 🙂

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